Butterflies & Roses

Hello crafty friends! Today I have some fresh inspiration for you!

First up is the Lace Butterfly Cutting Die by Die’sire Create-A-Card™. I cut the image from Red Holographic Ripple Paper and then lightly sanded the wings for a distressed look. After covering the blank card with Sunday Musings Paper Pack I placed Illuminate Enamel Dots on the butterfly center and Card Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers on the card bottom.

Don’t forget to bend the wings slightly to give them a little lift.

Next, this card still uses the Sunday Musings Paper Pack and Red Jewel Butterfly Dazzles™ Stickers along with the Heidi Swapp One Of A Kind Stamp Set.

I stamped roses from Heidi Swapp One Of A Kind Stamp Set along the bottom edge of white cardstock to create a border.

And then I used Primary Tones Chameleon Pens to color the roses and leaves.

If you have never used the Chameleon Pens they really are amazing.

Check out this video that Gail made.

That’s all for today. Try to make some time in your busy schedules to make something pretty to share.

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Fresh Christmas Cards

Hi crafty friends! I have just returned from Disneyland where my daughter and I celebrated an early Halloween. It was great fun!

Now it’s time to turn my attention to all of those handmade Christmas cards. I can’t wait to get started!

This card uses the Entwined Holly Decorative Metal Cutting Die by Sara Davies. I also used Christmas Cabin Paper Pack, Ribbons and Long Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers. I die cut the holly from gold cardstock, but Metallic Gold Paper works well too. As an added detail I placed Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers on each berry.

These Decorative Bauble Metal Cutting Dies by Sara Davies are intricate, but easy to remove from the die. (Don’t you hate it when paper gets hopelessly stuck in the die and you have to pick it out?!) I covered the card and each ornament with Christmas Cheer Paper Pack and die cut the ornaments from silver cardstock; however Metallic Silver Paper and Silver Holographic Ripple works as well. I added Platinum Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers to hang the ornaments and added Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Die-Cut Card Ideas

Hi crafty friends! Today I have some fresh inspiration for you. Both of the die-cut cards I’m featuring today use this 12″x12″ Floral Paper Pad. It’s a really versatile collection and, as you will see, both cards are very different from one another. 

This first card uses a Tonic Cutting die called Boho Beautiful. It’s reminiscent of the flower child generation. I used 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock Sheets and cut the image from white cardstock and backed it with gray, then added the blue details. A simple script greeting from Card Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers completed the look. 

Unfortunately, at some point, we all have need for this next card. Sympathy cards are always difficult, but I find that I reflect on that person when I’m creating a special card for their family. Somehow this is peaceful for me. 

For this card I used a Large Rose Cutting Die and With Sympathy Sentiment Cutting Die and the flourish was cut from a background found in the 12″x12″ Floral Paper Pad.

Don’t forget Paper Wishes is having a Back To School Sale happening now!

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Halloween Crafts

Hi everyone! I have some sweet Halloween crafts for you today. First, is a little something for your Trick-Or-Treaters. I used the Double-Pocket Treat Die-Cut Cards, Haunted Findings Paper Pack, Halloween Cuties Dazzles™ Stickers, 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock and Evan’s Town Ribbons.

Now that you have the treats taken care of, don’t forget some cute decorations. This banner was quick to put together because I used the Nested Pennant Creative Cutting Dies and Nested Circles Creative Cutting Dies to make the base.

For the background I used Haunted Findings Paper Pack and 6″x6″ Textured Cardstock.  The black and brown die cut letters are Chocolate Monograms which I embellished with ribbon and Orange Mini Flowers.

For this fall themed card, once again, I used the versatile Haunted Findings Paper Pack. I lightly sanded the leaves, flowers and acorns from Fall Die-Cuts and the orange twill ribbon is from Evan’s Town Ribbons.

Don’t miss out on our site wide sale! 55% off regular priced items!

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Nouveau Cutting Dies

Hi everyone! We are trying something new and will be featuring the Paper Wishes Blog twice a week. You can make this test a success by subscribing and sharing with friends.

Today I’m featuring the Art Nouveau Collection from Hot Off The Press. These highly stylized Art Deco themed cutting dies are absolutely gorgeous!

Susan made this amazing card using the Art Nouveau Rose Cutting Die, Long Greetings Dazzles™ StickersSparkle & Shine Paper Pack, Ribbons and Enamel Dots.

Next, Debbie used the Art Nouveau Tree Cutting Die,  Buttercup Paper Pack and Black Jewel Bird Dazzles™ Stickers and Inside/Outside Greeting Dazzles™ Stickers to create this beautiful card.Finally, Susan created this wonderful card using Art Nouveau Butterfly Cutting Die, Illuminate Paper Pack, Ribbon Set, Enamel Dots, White Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers, and Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers.

Today only (Thursday, August 30, Hot Off The Press Cutting Dies are just $6! Hurry and get yours here.

Thanks for joining me today I’ll be back on Tuesday with more crafty goodness!

Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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NEW Christmas Cutting Dies!

Merry Christmas! What? Too soon? It’s never too early to start making those handmade and heartfelt holiday cards. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

This sparkling card uses the NEW Hot Off The Press Winter Window Cutting Die. I paired it with Rose Gold Triple Finish and Christmas Cabin Paper Pack and Ribbon Set. The Fancy Christmas Greetings Stamp Set included both the greeting and 2 sizes of snowflakes that helped pull this card together. 

I used the Christmas Cabin Paper Pack again when creating this woodsy card (it’s just so versatile!) I added Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes Cutting Die cut from white cardstock to make it pop!

And finally the adorable Christmas Lantern Cutting Die was my inspiration for this sweet vintage snow scene. This card could not have been quicker to make. A little torn paper, brown ink and glitter glues helps give this card charm and shine.

These 3 NEW HOTP cutting dies are available in limited supply and site promotional discounts do not apply. Hurry and get yours!

Happy Christmas Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Mixing Dazzles™ Stickers

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying these long summer days as much as I am. Last night, while the house was quiet, I made some projects to share featuring mixed Dazzles™ finishes using Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers

I chose this collection of Dazzles™ because it includes a large selection of finishes. When they are mixed the possibilities are endless! Every pack of Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers is a little different, but you’re guaranteed to receive 17 (8″x9″) sheets.

The gift jar (above) combined white, silver pearl and gold pearl Dazzles™ stickers. I backed butterflies with pink gingham paper from Joy Ride Paper Pack and hot glued pink silk roses to the side.

The card also uses Joy Ride Paper Pack and Mystery Dazzles™ Stickers. Here I mixed Silver Pearl with Gold Embossed Edges with Black Dazzles™ stickers. After backing the flowers with paper I placed Joy Ride Enamel Dots on the center of each and among the Circles patterned paper.

Also, don’t miss our NEW 60/60 Friday Sale! 60% off at least 60 items each Friday until they sell out. Don’t miss it!

Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget to make something pretty to share and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Beautiful Basics: Blue & Purple Set

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a card with Mixed Media flair. This card features Hot Off The Press’s Beautiful Basics: Blue & Purple Paper Pack, which is perfectly sized for card making. 

The Foiled Butterflies Washi Tape has gorgeous metallic gold butterflies that add sparkle!

The Laser-Cut Wood Butterflies are so versatile!

You can decorate with ink, paint, embossing powder or Glitter Kiss, like I did!

Good News! Paper Wishes has extended the 50% Sale!

That’s all for today. Don’t forget to make time to make something pretty to share. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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NEW Stamp A Garden

Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you a beautiful set of stamps that are so versatile you will use them again and again. Stamp A Garden stamp set has everything you need to make beautiful bouquets and fields of flowers.

For this card I cut out some blossoms and foam taped them to give a 3-D look to the card.

For this 5″ square card I die cut a circle on the center of the Joy Ride paper overlay.

First I stamped the colorful images directly onto the white card front.

Then I added Gold Glitter Glue to the flower centers. 

This really was a quick and easy card to make.

Big news for our friends who live in the Pacific Northwest! Don’t miss our Giant Warehouse Sale!

Thanks for joining me today. Enjoy these summer days and make something pretty to share. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Crafter’s Companion

Hi everyone! This week Paper Wishes has 20% select Crafter’s Companion Cutting Dies and Embossing Folders! Click here to see it all.

Take a look at these cute cards!

Thanks for stopping by. Share a card and brighten someone’s day! Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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